[transitive]to get liquid from thetrunk of a tree by making a hole in it
alsotap up [transitive]British Englishinformalif a football club taps a player from another team, it illegally tries to persuade that player to join its team
tap something ↔ in
TDTDto put information, numbers etc into a computer, telephone etc by pressing buttons or keys:
Tap in your password before you log on.
tap something ↔ out
1to hit something lightly, especially with your fingers or foot, in order to make a pattern of sounds:
He whistled the tune and tapped out the rhythm.
2TDto write something with a computer:
Brian tapped out a name on his small electronic organizer.
WORD FOCUS: hit WORD FOCUS: hit with your fist:punch, thump, bash with your open hand as a punishment:smack, spank, slap with a hammer:bang, hammer in order to get attention:bang, knock, tap, hammer accidentally:bump into, crash into, strike, bang, knock, collide (with) ➔ See alsohit
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.